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Image:Samuel Putnam Avery.jpg|right|thumb|Samuel Putnam Avery, painted by Charles Loring Elliott in 1863. '''Samuel Putnam Avery''' (1822–1904) was an United States|American connoisseur and dealer in painting|art. He was born in New York City where he studied engraving and was extensively employed by leading publishers. He began business as a dealer in art in 1865. In 1867 Mr. Avery was appointed commissioner in charge of the American art department of the Exposition Universelle (1867)|Exposition Universelle in Paris. He was a founder, and for a long time, a trustee, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a life member of important scientific, artistic and educational associations. He founded the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library|Avery Architectural Library at Columbia University in memory of his son Henry Ogden Avery, an architect of note, who died in 1890. In 1900 he...
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